There can be no argument over the fact that data is one of the most valuable assets of every organisation in the world. The ability to provide fast, reliable access and protection to that data is critical, as is the ability to easily manage the storage environment upon which the data resides.
NetApp designs and produces innovative storage infrastructure and software products that are very efficient and cost-effective and allow customers to drastically reduce their data centre footprint while increasing storage utilisation and performance. For customers this results in a very impressive return on their investment in NetApp solutions.
The management of a NetApp environment is simplified by providing seamless storage integration with many of the major applications (VMware, Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Sharepoint, Oracle and IBM DB2, to name a few). Data backups and the recovery thereof are optimised through technologies such as the ability to take multiple snapshots of data at any point in time, and disk-to-disk replication. Business continuity is ensured through solutions that offer a broad spectrum of recovery point and recovery time requirements. De-duplication ensures optimal use of the available physical storage.
NetApp runs the same operating system on the entire products range, thereby protecting the customer’s investment in the technology. Once a storage head needs to be upgraded due to capacity constraints, only the head unit is replaced without the need to do a forklift upgrade of all the disk trays and the associated requirement for data migration to the replacement device.